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Spectacular Superb Gem 1864 Half

1864 50C MS67 PCGS. Despite the tremendous strain on the nation's resources, the needs of commerce continued in the North, and though Gresham's law had driven most gold and silver coinage from circulation, Philadelphia continued to strike pieces in those precious metals. Its business strike production of halves for 1864 amounted to 379,100 pieces.
High-end date and type collectors alike should find this MS67 representative irresistible. The strongly lustrous, slightly satiny surfaces are predominantly silver-white with whispers of peach-rose at the margins. The crisply struck devices are virtually immaculate, as are the fields. A simply breathtaking representative of this Civil War issue. Population: 3 in 67, 0 finer (11/07).(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24JD, PCGS# 6311)

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January, 2008
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The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato is the culmination of more than 10 years of research into the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar series, one of the most coveted type coins in American numismatics and one about which remarkably little has been written.

This work will be the premier reference for 1796-1797 half dollars for years to come. Institutions having an extensive numismatic library or coin cabinet will find it a valuable complement to their holdings, and catalogers charged with writing up specimens for auction can now have an indispensable source of background and pedigree information. Likewise, coin dealers seeking to purchase one or more '96 or '97 half dollars for a client or for inventory, and collectors who own, have owned, or desire to own one will want this important reference work for their libraries.

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